The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) designed by Woods Bagot is located in Adelaide, Australia. The new health and medical research facility being built alongside the new Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide’s west end will ensure South Australia’s strong position in health and medical research for now and into the future. The world class medical research facility will house up to 675 researchers undertaking research that will foster innovation and improvements in health services and lead to improved health outcomes for the whole community.
Derived from its unique site geometry and need to create a forecourt entry adjacent the new hospital to the west, the diamond shape plan grows from the ground plane to become a ‘follie’ in the park. The sculpture qualities of its form aim to attract interest inspire and promote the buildings function. The lifting of the building acts to liberate the ground plane and create a more open public plaza to encourage public interaction.